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Old 09-21-2018, 09:04 AM
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Got the crap scared out of me yesterday. I was following a truck pulling a combine header going about 70 MPH right before it went from 2 lane to 4 lane. When all the sudden I heard this loud boom, but it didn't really register what it was because my vision went black and I was in a daze. I snapped back as debris started pelting me in the face and I was able to dodge all the large pieces of tread flying at me. Not sure if it was the concussion of the tire exploding or just the natural reaction from the boom and flying bits that made me black out for a second.
Old 09-21-2018, 09:11 AM
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Sounds like you got really lucky with that one!! I always stay way back from those big trucks or pass them. I can't see what's on the road if I get to close.

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Old 09-21-2018, 09:36 AM
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Glad you didn't get hurt! Every time I pass a truck on the highway, a tire blow out goes through my mind for just a second!
Old 09-21-2018, 09:40 AM
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Truck drivers probably think I'm a maniac, because I pass them with the throttle pegged. The less time I spend next to or near them, the better.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:49 AM
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I hate big trucks.. couple weeks ago while on my bike trip in Greenville, SC a piece of plywood about 8"x24" blew off one going in the opposite direction on the interstate and put a good gouge in my bubble visor. At first I thought it was cardboard until it hit.
Luckily for my Lady it hit me and bounced away from her. She would have taken it full in the face and doesn't wear a visor.
Old 09-21-2018, 10:02 AM
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Fear of mine as well, I pass them as fast as I can. Had a car hit a big chunk of a truck tire in front of me fly back and smash the windshield in my truck once.

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Old 09-21-2018, 10:05 AM
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Glad your OK, obviously that could have bean much worse !!!
Old 09-21-2018, 10:12 AM
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Yes, stay to heill away from trucks, their loads, their wheels, crap falling off, crap falling out,
I have seen axles come off with wheels and all, from out from under the trailer,!
Also, I have seen wheels depart the vehicles on several occasions-
As in the duals on the rear, that alone with the drum would weigh over 500 pounds!
It would be a bad scene to get hit by a set of duals attached to the brake drum.......
AND when you see a WIDE LOAD sign, get to heck over !
Old 09-21-2018, 10:17 AM
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It scares the hell out of you! I had the same thing happen to me once. The debris burns like hell when it hits your face.
Old 09-21-2018, 10:18 AM
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I’m always fearful of recap tire blowouts when passing trucks.

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